‘She’s not in a very good way’: Jockey, 25, left fighting for life after she was trampled by her horse
- One of Australia’s most promising up-and-coming jockeys is fighting for life
- Natasha Faithfull was trampled by her horse during trackwork at a local beach
- She fell from her horse when it got spooked before it stood on her and ‘jumped’
- She remains in intensive care, her mother saying she’s ‘not in a very good way’
One of the country’s most promising female jockeys is fighting for life after she was bucked from her beloved horse and trampled when it got frightened.
Natasha Faithfull, 25, fell from her mare during trackwork on Saturday morning at a beach in Albany, a coastal city at the southern tip of Western Australia.
The up-and-coming jockey suffered punctured lungs, broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a lacerated liver in the freak accident.
Up-and-coming jockey Natasha Faithfull (pictured) is fighting for life after she was trampled
The jockey was out at a beach in Western Australia when she was bucked from her horse
The incident took place as the equestrian enthusiast was leaving a beach right as something ‘spooked’ the mare.
‘Apparently she was just coming back from the beach and she fell with the horse over a sandbank,’ Racing and Wagering WA’s Ron Fleming told The West Australian.
‘The horse rolled on her and then jumped on her trying to get back up which is never good. It’s very unfortunate.’
Severely injured and gasping for breath, Ms Faithfull was stabilised by paramedics in the sand before she was airlifted to Perth for further treatment.
The jockey was left with a multitude of injuries, including broken bones and punctured lungs
Ms Faithfull’s mother, taking to social media, said the horse got ‘spooked’ and bucked its rider
Ms Faithfull’s mother Samantha posted on social media: ‘Horse got a fright and flipped over and rolled down the bank with her then stopped on her trying to get up’.
She was placed in intensive care and is ‘not in a very good way,’ according to her mother.
An avid horseback rider for more than a decade, Ms Faithfull was taught to ride by her mother when she was only 13-years-old.